Search Results: "Beth Spiegel"


BOOK REVIEW

WILL IT BE A BABY BROTHER? by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Sweet and simple, this joins a handful of sibling-on-the-way books—including But I Wanted a Baby Brother, by Kate Feiffer and illustrated by Diane Goode (2010)—that traverse the same topic and extend, with great wit, beyond the new baby's arrival. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bunting, who's known for her ability to artfully explore troubling issues, touches here on a lighter topic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Sheer heaven for movie buffs."
Superb bio of the high living, larger-than-life film producer, spellbindingly detailed by Harper's Bazaar European editor Fraser-Cavassoni. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSA’S ROOM by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"A welcome addition sure to calm the worries of youngsters facing a similar situation. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bottner offers a heartwarming story of a young girl moving to a new house and a too-empty room. Read full book review >

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FIRST GRADE STINKS! by Mary Ann Rodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"For young readers approaching this or any other significant transition with trepidation, Rodman's humorous tale serves as a gentle reminder to search for the silver lining. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rodman's witty take on the harsh realities of first grade, as perceived by those in the trenches, will tickle readers' funny bones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER AND BETH by Doug Lalli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A pleasant coming-of-adulthood story."
Boy meets girl; boy scares off girl; boy tracks down girl five years later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER by Larry Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"The plot, a pell-mell contrivance, isn't so much the point as is the hormones and humiliation of life in Teenage Wasteland."
A former scribe for Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons humorously addresses the agony and ecstasy of adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Fall of Beth Anderson by Meaghan B. Parent
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Nothing new, but a satisfactory story of finding happiness in difficult circumstances."
A young girl tries to find herself after moving to a new town in Parent's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Practical, caring, and strongly recommended."
Solid, research-based study of how to make the most out of life when faced with death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Heart of Wellness by S.J. Spiegel
Released: June 29, 2016

"An intriguing, idiosyncratic tour through humanity's stumbling but progressive journey toward wellness."
A cancer-surviving lawyer discusses the evolution of scientific inquiry and value of a holistic approach to life and wellness in this debut nonfiction work. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES I LIE AND SOMETIMES I DON'T by Nadja Spiegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2015

"This collection is unlikely to bring new readers to experimental fiction, but fans of authors like Lydia Davis, Ben Marcus, and Jenny Offill will want to check it out."
Debut collection from an award-winning Austrian author, a fresh new voice in innovative fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A rewarding anthology by women who take the Bible seriously and on its own terms, as a literary, ethical, and spiritual expression."
A group of really smart women give astute readings of the Bible that, for the most part, subscribe to neither religious nor feminist orthodoxies. Read full book review >